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December 12, 2014

Gottlieb cataract patient can throw away her glasses after multifocal lens surgery

Gottlieb ophthalmologist Brian Proctor, DO, conducts a vision exam after his patient, Rose Walter, received multifocal lenses to replace her cataracts.

Rose Walter, who was treated for her increasingly poor vision at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, says her cataract treatment has turned her life around. She had heard great things about Brian Proctor, DO, from friends and decided to make an appointment with him. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Proctor suggested she consider a cataract surgery that would remove her diseased cataracts and replace them with multifocal lenses.

Although she was a little apprehensive, she decided to have the surgery. She is so glad that she did; she now has perfect 20/20 vision. The multifocal lenses allow her to see while driving, at the computer screen and while reading, all without glasses.

Dr. Proctor talks about the full range of services offered at Gottlieb's Ophthalmology department. The most common procedure is cataract surgery. The cataract replacement surgery offered 10 years ago would allow patients to see only at a distance. The new multifocal lenses allow people to see at three distances. Gottlieb also offers toric lenses for people who have astigmatism (a slightly irregular curve of the cornea or inner lens).

Dr. Proctor demonstrates with a diagram how the surgery is performed. Rose said it felt like the surgery took just five to 10 minutes. "It's a once in a lifetime thing and you’re going to be happy," she said of the surgery. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (708) 681-3200.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.

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